The Last Charge

Bucks County Museum

Church Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 2QP

1 November 2017 – 5 January 2018

Beadle, James Prinsep; The Charge of the Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Dorset Yeomanry at El Mughar, Palestine; Defence Academy of the United Kingdom;

The charge of the 6th Mounted Brigade at El Mughar in Palestine on 13 November 1917 – led by the 1/1st Royal Bucks Hussars – can claim to be the last great British cavalry charge.

This important centenary exhibition will bring together James Prinsep Beadle’s celebrated painting of the charge of the Royal Bucks Hussars, which has never been previously on public display, Beadle’s original sketch and Thomas Cantrell Dugdale’s painting of the same charge from the Trust’s own collections, as well as other artefacts and images.

It is one of the forgotten campaigns of the First World War, yet one that left a profound legacy in terms of the shaping of the modern Middle East.

Open Tuesday to Saturday 1000-1700

Admission Free

(Above) Descendants of those who charged at El Mughar at the formal opening of the exhibition on 2 November 2017. Left to Right: The grandchildren, grandson, and daughter (Mrs Janie Day) of Captain Cyrus Perkins MC; the grandson of Trooper William Cowell (John Hounslow); the daughter (Mrs Beryl Norris) and grandson of Trumpeter Jack Gurney MM; and the nephew of Lt. Col. the Hon. Fred Cripps DSO (Lord Parmoor). 
(Above) View of part of the exhibition

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